Stuart Broad injury: The veteran English pacer is said to have suffered an injury ahead of the second Test match against India.
Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad has reportedly suffered a ankle injury ahead of the second Test match between England and India scheduled to begin from August 12 at Lord’s.
The unfortunate development is a massive blow for the hosts especially if Broad ends up in missing the second Test at the historic venue. It is worth mentioning that the match would’ve been Broad’s 150th Test making him only the 10th player overall and third Englishman to achieve the feat.
Stuart Broad injury news
At this point in time, there hasn’t been any official update from ECB (England Cricket Board) regarding the matter. However, if reports are to be believed, Broad injured his right ankle while warming up today.
Having tweaked his ankle and immediately felt the consequences, Broad missed out on training with England’s Test squad who welcomed all-rounder Moeen Ali into the squad.
Readers must note that Broad will undergo scans tomorrow to know the exact extent of the injury. In case the 35-year old player has to sit out of the second Test, England are highly likely to recall pacer Mark Wood into the Playing XI as a fourth specialist fast bowler. While England also have Craig Overton in their squad, Wood is doubtlessly above him in the packing order.
Injury scare klaxon. Stuart broad has a possible right ankle issue. Looked to be in discomfort when he was stretching and has not made it to the nets to bowl. He is being assessed I am told.
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) August 10, 2021
In the rain-affected first Test in Nottingham, Broad had returned with bowling figures of 25-3-88-1 picking the solitary wicket of India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul on Day 4. In the 23 Tests that Broad has played against India in the last 13 years, he has picked 71 wickets at an average and strike rate of 27.64 and 58.7 respectively including a couple of five-wicket hauls.